Family fun at Baldwin Community Health Fair
BALDWIN — The front parking lot of Baldwin Family Health Care was filled with people browsing booths and vendors at the Baldwin Community Health Fair on a sunny Thursday afternoon.
The free annual event, hosted by Family Health Care, celebrated National Community Health Center Week by offering health screenings, local health and wellness resources, fitness activities, raffle prizes, a bouncy house, Yates and Pleasant Plains fire trucks and the Spectrum Health Veggie Van, providing free, fresh produce.
“We are expecting 35 vendors this year — all with health-related themes,” said Family Health Care CEO Kathy Sather while booths were being setup. “We are excited to bring the health fair back. Last year, we didn’t have it because our facility was being remodeled. There is a lot of giveaways and educational information.”
Among some of the informational booths were Great Start Collaborative, with free books for young children; Michigan State University Extension; Communities That Care, a local group which advocates substance abuse prevention; Yates Dial-A-Ride; St. Ann’s Senior Services; Spectrum Health; District Health Department No. 10; Munson Healthcare; Family Health Care Child and Adolescents Center; and more.
Members of the Baldwin Lions Club were on hand to give eye screenings.
Representatives from TrueNorth Community Services, of Fremont, also were on-hand to provide housing information.
“We provide homeless services for people living in tents or camps or facing a housing crisis,” said Sondra Basso, of TrueNorth Community Services.